Write a 4-stanza poem, using the word ‘stretch’ in each stanza.
Perhaps you could use the repetition to shift the meaning of the word each time it is used, or to emphasise a theme.
i stand from my bed,
to stretch for the day ahead.
i fly away from home.
it’s the roads that make it lonely,
almost stretching endlessly before me.
yet i always find my way,
where the hungry flies dance ballet.
i stretch my hand out to the white swan,
as glistening death crowds her pond.
it’s the music that kept her here,
following everywhere far and near.
but her soul is gone,
the music ...
Her back bent to planting
Spring after spring
Until winter stiff
Froze its stretch
A long stretch
Her life of planting
Seeds still growing
Four children and ten grand
Her memory lost
Like an autumnal dandelion head
Seeds overstretched, blown
Into the wind, nothing left
Her days done, family bereft
Only one seed left to plant
Her body stretched
Into the earth....
Toddlers wanting snacks to eat
Stretch on tippy toes to reach the cupboard
School kids wanting to impress their teacher
Stretch their arm up high to be called on
Young adults wanting to impress each other
Stretch the truth about their accomplishments
Adults paying for lifestyle, children, college,
stretch their income for survival...
I stretch in the grass,
My hands lay flat,
Flowers smell like sweet perfume,
And even the wind blows away my fume.
My fingers stretch apart,
They slide without fault upon the grass,
Curling up and falling down.
My arms curve above my head
Like a I’m holding up the land.
My legs stretch down,
And my neck curves around,
Around at the sky and
Around as I lie.
The land stretches on fart...
Stretch the truth just a little
So that I can believe in my ability to bend this way
Like a pretzel
Or the “truth” you spoke this morning
That anyone could stretch in temperatures like these
And find themselves refreshed
Like cold water
On my ever drying tongue
To compliment my form is a bit of a stretch
As I am tilting in the front row
Like a buffoon
Juxtaposing the gods around me
I threw love on the other side so it can stretch out. Blindly knowing what destiny laid out. Choices unraveling. Heavy thoughts weighed out leaving a clear path for the other hand to play out.
Fingers moved so relaxed across the soul, swiftly spreading a vibe. Touching the spirit. A gentle stretch occurred as they got loose, ready to grab what lied ahead. Acting on pure feelings each tip breathe...
The tree branches stretch to the sun
As the mind stretches the imagination
The stretch it sees becomes more indeed
As stretching it becomes one
One burning tree the flames will stretch
Stretch up and out
Stretch out to you if you do see
The tree branches stretch to the sun
Bark will ignite when stretched real tight
Buds will fall because the stretch grows tall
Branches give way as the stretch wi...
Stretch your arms to the sky
Listen to the world tell you why
Live and laugh today and tomorrow
Don’t let your past bring you sorrow
Stretch your mind to see clearly
Wake up bright and early
Early bird catches the worm
Ponder what it is you yearn
Stretch your body to its limit
Work out hard and hit it
Sweat and tears to build yourself
Sitting quietly need no help
Stretch your money to make ends...
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